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Sunday / September 25.
  • Class of 2025 four-star center Alier Maluk planning 4 visits, talks recent Pitt unofficial

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    By JACOB POLACHECK

    Class of 2025 four-star center Alier Maluk is planning four visits heading into his sophomore season.

    The 6-foot-9, 190-pound center from Imani Christian (PA) Academy and the All Ohio Basketball AAU Program, told ZAGSBLOG that he is planning to visit West Virginia on August 20.

    He also expects to visit Ohio State, Memphis and Michigan State in the “next couple months.”

    He broke down each school:

    West Virginia: “They are high on motor and defense. That’s what I’ve heard about Bob Huggins.”

    Ohio State: “They’re good with bigs from what I’ve seen over the last couple years.”

    Memphis: “There’s really not much to say, but with Penny (Hardaway) down there, they know what they’re doing.”

    Michigan State: “They’re also good with bigs.”

    These upcoming visits come on the heels of Maluk’s recent unofficial visit to Pitt on August 2.

    “I enjoyed the campus and checking out the facility and learning about the history down there,” Maluk said.

    As he takes visits, Maluk said he’s looking at two factors – how he fits in the offense and how the staff coaches.

    “A bunch of screens, dribble handoffs and pick-and-rolls (fits my game best),” Maluk said.

    Ranked by ESPN.com as the No. 23 overall prospect in the class of 2025, Maluk said he’s been improving his dribbling skills this summer, training with Rel Academy.

    “I’ve been working on driving left, getting comfortable with that,” he said. “I’m also working on left-hand finishes and pulling up with my left.”

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